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California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute
California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. “We’re delighted that the Supreme Court has agreed to consider our arguments,” John Buse, senior attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said in an interview Friday. “They involve issues essential to the state’s environmental review process and the privileged role of the public.” The opinion by the three-judge panel of the California 2nd District Court of Appeal exempts developers from certain legal...

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